Discovering the music of the Middle East.
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- 16mm Film, Educational Film, Music, Musical instruments, History of music, Music, Middle East, Middle East, Musical instruments, History of music, Music
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Traces the history of Middle Eastern music, introducing such instruments as oud, santur, qanum, cimbalum and dumbek. Demonstrates the concepts of highly ornamented melodic lines and asymmetrical rhythms. Combines dance and music. Includes discussion guide.
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Reach to the part of Europe known today as about concerns these conquerors carried the music of each of the conquered countries with them and eventually certain elements of each country's music came to be shared by all the people of this region today as you hear the music of some of these peoples and see their instruments being played you will discover how closely all of their music is related and important musical instruments throughout the Middle East is the mood. The old belongs to the lot family of instruments and he's played with their fathers from an Eagles. On the road it is possible to play notes that are very close together. It is also possible to slide from one note to another. Live. No peace how eleven a plea the notes in the melody you just heard were ornamented because that would can do all these things it has had a strong influence on the melodies of the countries in which it is used. Along with the melody and other the important element in the music of the Middle East is reason a popular reason instrument is a dead Bakley it there Becky is a small drama made out of five hardened clay much as a ceramic vase all part is made it has a single drumhead made out of goat skin that they're back you can make of that idea sound. The daughter Bakiev provides an exciting reason MAKE IT company meant for the good you is not is that this piece has essentially two elements. Reason and melody there is not as much harmony or chords as there is in the music that you are used to hearing this is true of much Middle Eastern music. With. A long with polka show instruments such as Adair Becky and loops like instruments such as lead and not of important group of instruments in the Middle East is those IT us family. These instruments lie flat and have many things. One such insolence is the sound to the sound poor These played by two wooden mallet. There are two distinct types of music in the Middle East. The classical music which is associated with nobility and large cities and folk music which is associated with common people and small villages. Let us listen to an example of classical or court musique a Persian song account for an aide by the sun. Two. The patient. August eighth. Echo married for love the it was you know your home chicago know. The. The. The. The. The. The the oh. The the. The the the. The Let Us Now listen to a folk song from Persia on Iran is it is now known the song is not so my son and he say about a young man who wants to pluck it beautiful flowers parties guarantee that can't because it has started. Thank goodness I ha ha ha ha ha does it take another check. Nah that's the day that Bush you know that for sure the neither side has gotten. Out of our poverty the thousand the sound from out of the gods the data. The it the God voted ocean. I would like to sing a song from my land other mania which is now a part of the Soviet republic accompanying me is the continent which looks very much like the sounds cool and also belongs to those discussed family. The song that I was seeing is a bath a man unable to return to his home in a mania and hopes that even the birds might bring him mules off his loved ones. The you. The you. The you the. The of. The you. In. Many ways the music of the Middle East is extremely sophisticated. The melodic lines are elaborate and full of ornamentation that either inside more of that aid then those you hear in most of your music. Instead of having it piece that goes in a steady one two three one two three or one two three four one two three four and Middle Eastern composition may have any of them like one two three four five six seven eight nine one two three four five six eight nine. My guide. Middle Eastern music often has nine beats in a measure of five or seven or ten or even eleven. These kinds of rhythms are often used with dance. Saying let's watch is a back. A type of dance from Turkey that shows the actions of the water in battle. Accompanying will be the old the come on and set them back at the town from. These are Nancy if you can hear the nine beat rhythm. While the ball comes out Cassie those as part of you it all up. They wanted long time conquered by the Turks and what all complied full of for centuries. Therefore much as a music of the Balkans is closely related to the music up turkey. And that I asked of the Middle East. Today we find that Balkan music especially the music of Greece is becoming very popular the INS I asked of the world one needs to the month Betty's you'll straw to the Balkans is a symbol of like the sound to it and become known it is in man but of those it's a family but it is large and can play more not. The you. 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